Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 32: Judy the Superhero

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:44 Ernesto Falcon from The Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the Net Neutrality win in the Senate and its chances of passing the house. If you want to save Net Neutrality, its time to contact your Representative in the House.
  • 11:40 Roger Cheng from CNET talks explains the importance of Chinese Android phone maker ZTE. What the company did wrong and why President Donald Trump is tweeting about them in advance of trade talks.
  • 24:47 Hanna Kozlowska from Quartz talks about Facebook's audit and how Instagram will measure how much quality time we spend searching through dog photos.
  • 38:11 Jason Howell offers a First Look at the OnePlus 6.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ernesto Falcon, Roger Cheng, and Hanna Kozlowska

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Posted on 18 May 2018 | 12:46 am


TNW 31: Malware That Can Kill

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:11 Jason Howell calls in from Google I/O to talk about his favorite announcements from the developer's conference. Plus, his thoughts on Google Duplex, Digital Well-Being, and the new Android P phone gestures.
  • 16:14 Eric Newcomer from @technologya on Bloomberg reports on the news from Uber Elevate, including the announcement of UberAir, the company's future ride-sharing flying car company and their food delivery service via drone.
  • 26:57 Paris Martineau from The Outline discusses her investigation into Google's spell checker, plus how Facebook is doing at fixing journalism.
  • 38:12 Selena Larson from Dragos explains industrial cybersecurity, FUD, and why our internet connected coffee makers might be increasing our attack vectors.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 10 May 2018 | 11:26 pm


TNW 30: That Reindeer Can't Fly

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Christopher Labos from the Body of Evidence podcast discusses the lack of evidence linking cell phones and cancer.
  • Molly McHugh from The Ringer talks about the big announcements from Facebook's F8 conference.
  • Sam Abuelsamid from the Wheel Bearings podcast says that autonomous vehicles haven't proven how safe they can be.
  • Mark Smirniotis from The Wirecutter researched 32 VPNs to determine the best picks and how to find one you trust.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Christopher Labos, Molly McHugh, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mark Smirniotis

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Posted on 4 May 2018 | 12:07 am


TNW 29: Amazon Living Flesh

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:19 Nate Lanxon from Bloomberg talks about the terms of service reckoning
  • 18:44 Tom Jackman from The Washington Post tells the story of Eric Lundgren, who is going to jail for selling Windows restore discs
  • 29:19 Bradley Chambers from 9to5Mac explains why AppleCare+ is a horrible idea for schools that deploy iPads.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Nate Lanxon and Tom Jackman

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Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:31 pm


TNW 28: Expand Your Attack Vector

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:59 Ian Sherr from CNET helps round up some of the biggest news from the RSA security conference and checks in on Facebook's progress after last week's Congressional hearing.
  • 13:40 Alex Colgan from Leap Motion discusses the idea behind Project North Star, an open source spec to get developers thinking about next generation augmented reality systems.
  • 32:00 Mark Herstgaard from The Nation magazine shines a light on the cell phone industry's efforts to put a lid on scientific research that shows RF radiation's negative affects on rats.
  • 45:12 Patrick Turner from Defense One shows how the Department of Defense is considering Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for a lucrative cloud infrastructure deal and what that might mean to employees of those companies.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ian Sherr, Alex Colgan, Mark Hertsgaard, and Patrick Tucker

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Posted on 20 April 2018 | 12:16 am


TNW 27: The World Is a Test Track

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:47 David McCabe from Axios talks about the Facebook Congressional hearing, and his thoughts after sitting in the room reporting on it first hand.
  • 15:55 Timothy Lee from Ars Technica has questions and concerns over the current state of regulation of fully autonomous vehicles, or lack thereof.
  • 32:51 Michael Robb from Common Sense discusses his report on the considerations parents should understand when it comes to kids and virtual reality.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: David McCabe, Timothy Lee, and Michael Robb

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Posted on 13 April 2018 | 12:39 am


TNW 26: There Will Be Blood Drones

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:35 Evan Ackerman from the IEEE Spectrum blog, Automaton on Zipline blood drones, what makes a friendly robot face, how NASA's humanoid robot broke in space, and how self-driving cars handle snow.
  • 16:59 Sarah Lacy on her new subscription social network Chairman Mom for working mothers. How she'll avoid trolls and give people a community they can access on their own time.
  • 39:20 Josh Constine from TechCrunch on how Mark Zuckerberg claims he's going to fix Facebook.
  • 52:20 Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica reviews the new HTC Vive Pro and explains the lawsuit PUBG just brought against clones of the game.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Evan Ackerman, Sarah Lacy, Josh Constine, and Sam Machkovech

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Posted on 5 April 2018 | 11:58 pm


TNW 25: Get Out of My House

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 2:08 Kurt Wagner from Recode details how Facebook is cutting itself off from third-party data aggregators.
  • 17:53 Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies compares Apple's recent education product announcement to Chromebooks in the classroom.
  • 33:21 Andy Kroll from Mother Jones details the background of Cambridge Analytica and what led up to Facebook's related privacy revelations.
  • 50:01 Gregg Murset talks about his app BusyKid and how to educate children in the management of money in the digital age.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Kurt Wagner, Carolina Milanesi, Andy Kroll, and Gregg Murset

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Posted on 29 March 2018 | 11:27 pm


TNW 24: The Facebook Irish Goodbye

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:44 Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research on why we need more state regulations for self-driving cars
  • 15:51 Daniel Oberhaus from Motherboard on the town that banned bitcoin mining
  • 28:42 Dan Provost from Studio Neat on the last pen you'll ever need
  • 40:33 Brian McCullough from Techmeme ride home on the Cambridge Analytica saga and Zuckerberg's apology tour

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Daniel Oberhaus, Dan Provost, and Brian McCullough

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 11:22 pm